Two US dive bomber pilots fly into one of the most pivotal naval battles of ww2. One is forced to ditch his ailing bomber after sustaining heavy damage during the attack. The lone pilot pulls his wounded gunner from the sinking aircraft into the uncertainty of the open water. The other pilot ,seeing his friend escape into the uncertainty of the pacific ocean, is forced to continue the battle while his comrades is left facing the open ocean. The battle is far from over and each must face his own mortality, one in the skies the other in the sea.